Landen Lucas

Height: 6-10

Weight: 245

College: Kansas

Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 10/3/1993

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Has good hands
Solid rebounder
Great size and strength to play inside
Mobile for a player his size

Cons:

May need to improve his face up game
Does not shoot the ball enough
Sometimes may drop catchable passes
Can be foul prone
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite shot blocker
Not overly explosive
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Summary:

Landen Lucas is a tough, physical bruiser that can provide points and rebounds for his team in the paint.  He will use his strength to back down opponents when posting up, and he can get numerous scores down low.  He is also an active finisher around the basket, and he can throw down emphatic dunks in the paint.

He also is a good rebounder that will crash the glass on both ends of the floor.  But he may need to improve defensively, as he can tend to be foul prone.  Right now, Lucas may be a borderline second round candidate, but in a favorable scenario, he could end up being a decent role player in the NBA akin to Malik Allen.

Links:
DraftExpress Profile
RealGM Profile
ESPN Player Profile

Games Scouted:

11/11/16 Kansas vs. Indiana

1/16/17 Kansas vs. Iowa State

1/28/17 Kansas vs. Kentucky

2/1/17 Kansas vs. Baylor

3/4/17 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State